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Articles from the October 15, 2020 edition

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 By Toni DeRosa    News    October 15, 2020

City moves into red tier

Many think the number 13 is an unlucky number, but for Kern County and Wasco residents, Tuesday, Oct. 13 was a lucky day. The county officially moved from the purple tier to the red tier, which means...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    October 15, 2020

Wasco library opening with restrictions

The Wasco Library will be opening up and providing limited service. Kern County is attempting to keep as many libraries open as possible during this pandemic. As the county moves from the purple tier...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    October 15, 2020

Forum announced for WUHSD candidates

On Monday evening, Oct. 19, the Wasco Union High School District board candidates will have a forum beginning at 6 p.m. The forum will be available for attendees on Wasco Is on Facebook at that time. Even though Kern County is now in the red tier,...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    October 15, 2020

Wasco City Council candidates forum helps inform voters

The six City Council candidates - four from District 2 and two from District 4 - gathered Oct. 7 for a forum at Life House Church. Wasco Woman's Club member and forum moderator Jill Drescher,...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    October 15, 2020

Adventist Health thriving a year later

Adventist Health's Wasco office, run by Dr. Isaac Sanchez, opened up a year ago at 1040 7th St. Inside the office, the waiting room chairs are now safely distanced and each patient is greeted by a...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    October 15, 2020

WUHSD district preparing for reopening

Special education, English learners, homeless and at-risk students could return to in-person instruction as soon as Oct. 27, reported Assistant Superintendent Rob Cobb at the Oct. 8 board meeting. Cob...

 

Wasco Frosty King family impresses by its customer service

Frosty King has been in the same family for over 35 years, and Mohamed Pazou is currently running the Wasco restaurant. The family is originally from Hanford where they owned a liquor store until...

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    October 15, 2020

Man in critical condition after shooting

A man was seriously injured Saturday after a shooting in Wasco. On Oct. 10, deputies were dispatched at 9 p.m. to the 1000 block of 16th St. where a man was found with multiple gunshot wounds. The man was alert and conscious and airlifted to Kern...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    October 15, 2020

Manuel Garcia vying to complete vision for city

There are three seats available on the City Council being contested between six candidates including the three incumbents of those seats. Current members Manuel Garcia, Gilbert Alvarado, Chad Givens...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    October 15, 2020

Bakersfield College and the Shafter Library partnership being explored

In recent rulings, the City Council is looking into the possibility of the Shafter Branch Library partnering with Bakersfield College to offer the community a chance to utilize the services. Since...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    October 15, 2020

K-9 team joins the Shafter Police Department

The Shafter Police Department has an active K-9 Unit that has been serving the city since the reinstatement of the program. The team consists of Senior Officer Kevin Green and his K-9 partner, Ecko. E...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    October 15, 2020

Man wounded in shooting near Shafter

A 35-year-old Shafter man was seriously wounded after a shooting Saturday morning on the outskirts of town. Kern County Sheriff’s Office said that deputies were dispatched to the area of Poplar Avenue and Burbank Street after receiving reports of...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    October 15, 2020

Shafter man dies in accident

A Shafter man was killed on Saturday when the ATV he was riding crashed into a power pole near Wasco. Jesus Manuel Luna II, 28, was riding on Wildwood Road south of Highway 46 near Wasco. California...

 
 By Jamie Stewart    News    October 15, 2020

Students receiving meals during pandemic

The Richland School District Food Services department has been hard at work since the pandemic forced the school buildings to close its doors. Though the students are not able to attend school...

 

Couch's Corner: Kern County Animal Services reaches no-kill status

As Fourth District supervisor, I work with Kern County Animal Services on efforts to reduce the euthanasia rates in our county. Recently, KCAS announced for the first time on record, that the...

 

Pet of the Week: Skelly

Swing by the Wasco Animal Shelter to meet Skelly. Skelly is a 10-year-old, male, medium black/white/cream short-coat Labrador. He came in as a stray. Skelly is not microchipped or neutered. He is...

 

Arrest Report - Oct. 15, 2020

Oct. 5 Ricardo Lopez-Badajos, 35, of Wasco, was arrested in the 600 block of Highway 46 in Wasco for grand theft, conspiracy and possession of a controlled substance. He was booked into the Kern County Jail. Andres Ramirez, 23, of Wasco, was arrested...

 

Community Calendar - Oct. 15, 2020

NEW: Wasco Women’s Club: Meeting every second Tuesday of the Month at 1601 7th Street, Wasco. Lunch will be at 12 p.m. and meeting at 1:30 p.m. NEW: Wasco Recreation & Park Board Meetings are on every 3rd Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. at the...

 

Mystery History - Oct. 15, 2020

Here's this week's challenge, courtesy of the Wasco Historical Society. If you know the location, circumstances, exact or rough date and/or people in the photo, send your educated (or semieducated)...

 

Classified ads - Oct. 15, 2020

Click on pdf to see this week's ads....

 

Death Notices - Oct. 15, 2020

Agnes ``Lagatha’’ Meek, 81, of Wasco, passed away Oct. 6 in Wasco. Basham & Lara Funeral Care, Shafter. Yolanda Gutierrez Tellez, 19, of Shafter, passed away Oct. 5 in Shafter. Basham & Lara Funeral Care Shafter. Timothy W Skaggs, 53, of...

 

Correction: Sharon Nicol

Wasco Union High School District board candidate Sharon Nicol was misidentified as Stacy Nichol in the Oct. 1 edition on page 3. We apologize for this error....

 
 By Toni DeRosa    News    October 15, 2020

FFA presents 2021 officers

The new FFA officers for the 2020-21 school year were recently announced. The students include President Makinley Wankum, Reporter Sofia Reyes, Parliamentarian Kalani Castillo, Chapter Vice President...

 

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